KINGS of THRACE. Lysimachos.
|Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 210. Estimate $750.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009.
Sold For $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
305-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.92 g, 12h). Lampsakos mint. Struck circa 297-281 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; monogram to inner left, star on throne. Thompson 45; SNG France -. Near EF. Fine style portrait.
Lysimachos’ largest mint in Asia Minor, Lampsakos produced an extensive run of coinage, especially between 293 and 287 BC. Upon the conquest of Amphipolis, however, the output of Lampsakos steadily declined as the former became the primary mint of Lysimachos’ later reign.